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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Tullis.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Tullis, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tullis and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tullis and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Tullis. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Tullis.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Bienville Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Bienville Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tullis is near Red River Parish and also Bossier Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Red River Parish

Sighting report for Bossier Parish

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Tullis.

How Far From Tullis to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tullis to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Tullis and extending to:

  • Arcadia [Map], which is the Seat of Bienville Parish, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tullis to Arcadia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,876 miles [11,065.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,599 miles [12,229.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,474 miles [8,809.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tullis ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tullis.

While the name Tullis is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for Tullis, Barbour County   [Map]

Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East.

Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Tullis, Carbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tullis ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alberta   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Tullis   [Map]

Cooterville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ebenezer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hall Summit   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

High Island   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Howard   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Jamestown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Loggy Bayou   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Martin Junction   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Plum Orchard Landing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Tullis. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Tullis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey<7>

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Tullis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

Louise Preslar Peete

Crime figure. She was born in Bienville (Louisiana) on Monday September 20, 1880 and died in San Quentin (California) on Friday April 11, 1947 at an age of 66. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Bienville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Tullis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Bienville Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tullis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bienville Parish: www.bienvilleparish.org/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tullis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tullis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2707, Longitude: -93.2860     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tullis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Tullis to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.584 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.66 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.19 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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